The arrival of the Aquarius age has been associated with harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust. And that brings us to the 1967 smash-hit musical HAIR, with its opening song Aquarius.The song opened with the lines:
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
It’s hard to describe how HAIR affected people when it opened in the mid sixties. It subsequently ran for 1,750 performances on Broadway and then 1,997 performances with simultaneous productions in cities across the United States and Europe, and accompanying recordings (the original Broadway cast recording sold three million copies back then).
Almost single-handily in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this Broadway musical brought the Aquarius Age concept into popular culture.